Scammell wins close battle
The Tinwald Cycling Club headed north to Rakaia on Sunday to contest a 50km handicap event.
The front markers dug deep to stay away from the chasing bunches.
Lynnie Scammell had the final say getting to the line first to take victory and lift the John Cleary Memorial trophy.
Co-marker Liz Wylie who continues to go from strength to strength took out the second place spoils.
The chasing bunch crossed the line a mere 3 seconds behind the winning group.
Nick Grijns led in the bunch to claim the final podium position.
Don Summerfield pulled out a top shelf performance to secure fourth place.
Brent Kircher and John Doherty wound back the clock to fill out the top half dozen.
Scratch marker Steve Hands claimed fastest time honours riding the distance in 70.47, and in doing so received the Les Lisle Memorial Cup.
Co-markers Oliver Davidson and Wayne Clement took second and third time.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 16km handicap event.
Zoe Spillane put her new bike to good use to take victory in the junior race, and also secured second fastest time.
Lily Davidson, having her first hit out for the season, stormed into second place.
Mitch Brookland took third place and fastest time honours, riding the course in 31.01.
Jack Templeton secured fourth place and third time.
Sue Templeton bettered her son’s efforts to take victory in division two.
Brian Ellis saw off the challenge of Janette Hooper to secure second place and fastest time honours.
Next week the Club will contest a 48km graded scratch around the Wakanui Beach block.
Ward has final say
Tony Ward scooped the major spoils in Tinwald Cycling Clubs, 45km handicap event around the Methven block on Sunday.
In doing so he lifted the Dean Cooksley Memorial trophy along with the fastest time ribbon.
With lifting winds it was made for the back markers to make their way through the field and this proved to be the case.
Ward and his co-markers found the front inside the final 5km, with the result hinging on who had enough sting in their legs to finish off the sprint.
Ward found the line strongly to take victory, recording a time of 70.46. Oliver Davidson charged into second place and lifted second fastest time honours. Steve Hands secured the final podium position and third time.
Wayne Clement produced a solid ride to take fourth spot.
Steve Caldwell and Dave Knight tamed the conditions to round out the top six.
Caitlin Titheridge showed her growing potential in the sport, securing the women’s fastest time ribbon in her first season in the senior ranks.
Janette Hooper took division 2 honours.
Next week the Club travels to Rakaia to contest a 50km handicap event.
Reid takes Wylie Memorial
Rachel Reid continued her rise in the sport of cycling, securing victory in the Tinwald Cycling Club, Wylie Family, 45km handicap event around the Christys Road block on Sunday.
Reid and her co-markers maintained a solid pace from the start, ensuring the chasing groups were kept at bay.
In the charge to the line it was Reid who had the final say seeing off the spirited challenge from the Hudson duo, Emma and father in law Brent, who secured second and third places respectively.
Liz Wylie’s good season continues, claiming the fourth place spoils.
Kerry Clough and Lucy Kirwan led the chasing group in to round out the top six.
Scratch marker Cathal Guiney recorded the fastest time, riding the course in 63.45. Co-markers Tony Ward and Oliver Davidson claimed second and third time.
The juniors and division 2 contested an 18km handicap event.
Penny Marriott pulled out a top shelf ride to take the win and lift the major spoils.
Mitch Brookland continued his good season form to secure second place.
Ethan Titheridge backed up a solid weekend of riding having competed at the Denton Oval Track Carnival, claiming fastest time honours, covering the distance in a slick 27.01.
Jack Templeton and Zoe Spillane filled the top five spots.
Janette Hooper took the win and fastest time honours in division 2, with Sue Templeton coming in a close second.
Next week the Club travels to Methven to contest a 45km handicap event.